The Island of Apples

Glyn Jones

The Island of Apples

Glyn Jones

Distributed for University of Wales Press

With a New Foreword by John Pikoulis
400 pages | 5 1/4 x 8 | © 1965
Paper $7.00 ISBN: 9780708324295 Published August 2011 For sale in North and South America, Australia, and New Zealand only

First published in 1965, The Island of Apples is a brilliant account of a pre-adolescent boy’s romantic imagination and dangerous enthrallment, set vividly in industrial south Wales and rural Carmarthenshire in the early twentieth century. In the novel, the life of Dewi Davies is suddenly altered by the appearance of a stranger in his valley town, a youth from a seemingly glamorous background who possesses all that Dewi finds lacking in his own restricted existence.


Portrait of the Artist as a Young Man: Glyn Jones and The Island of Apples

The Island of Apples
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Review Quotes
Irving Wardle | Observer

“The theme is the departure of youth, and Glyn Jones has translated it into despairing action and marvelous natural imagery which convey, as strongly as I have ever experienced it, the sense of loss.”

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